Actually, it's not fair to call it a game. It was more like an attack, directed towards Brian Cashman and the Yankees front office. At first, I didn't think the attack was warranted. After all, the plan had been for Jeter to return yesterday. He came back just one day early. You could hardly call that "rushing" him back. But, as I was informed on Twitter yesterday, Jeter had only nine at-bats during his rehab assignment. I was also informed that Jeter had not run enough during the assignment.
So, I now think the attack was fair. But, not that fair. Before Thursday's game, the Yankees did say they counted Jeter's many sim game at-bats toward his recovery. Also, Jeter himself said that he had run plenty while preparing for his return.
In any case, Jeter won't be a player for the Yankees this weekend and, if you believe WFAN Radio's Sweeney Murti, he will probably land on the DL next Friday. So the treadmill stays on, with the Yankees on it, unable to run past their injuries. What a frustrating season.